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Old 03-21-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Default Critical: flash-plugin - End Of Life

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: flash-plugin - End Of Life
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:0368-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0368.html
Issue date: 2011-03-21
CVE Names: CVE-2011-0558 CVE-2011-0559 CVE-2011-0560
CVE-2011-0561 CVE-2011-0571 CVE-2011-0572
CVE-2011-0573 CVE-2011-0574 CVE-2011-0575
CVE-2011-0577 CVE-2011-0578 CVE-2011-0607
CVE-2011-0608
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1. Summary:

This update disables Adobe Flash Player 9 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, as
it contains multiple security flaws and should no longer be used.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386

3. Description:

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash
Player web browser plug-in.

Adobe Flash Player 9 is vulnerable to critical security flaws and should no
longer be used. A remote attacker could use these flaws to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Flash Player 9.
(CVE-2011-0558, CVE-2011-0559, CVE-2011-0560, CVE-2011-0561, CVE-2011-0571,
CVE-2011-0572, CVE-2011-0573, CVE-2011-0574, CVE-2011-0575, CVE-2011-0577,
CVE-2011-0578, CVE-2011-0607, CVE-2011-0608)

Adobe is no longer providing security updates for Adobe Flash Player 9, and
is not providing a replacement Flash Player version compatible with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

This erratum disables Adobe Flash Player 9 to prevent it from functioning.
User wishing to continue using Flash Player 9, despite the vulnerabilities,
can add the flash-plugin package to the up2date skip list. Refer to the
following Red Hat Knowledgebase article for instructions on adding a
package to the up2date skip list:
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-1639

4. Solution:

This update disables the flash-plugin package due to its known security
vulnerabilities.

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

676226 - CVE-2011-0558 CVE-2011-0559 CVE-2011-0560 CVE-2011-0561 CVE-2011-0571 CVE-2011-0572 CVE-2011-0573 CVE-2011-0574 CVE-2011-0575 CVE-2011-0577 CVE-2011-0578 CVE-2011-0607 CVE-2011-0608 flash-plugin: multiple code execution flaws (APSB11-02)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.289.0-3.el4.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0558.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0559.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0560.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0561.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0571.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0572.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0573.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0574.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0575.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0577.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0578.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0607.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0608.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/406/kb406791.html
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-1639

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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